This is one of those recipes. It came to me from my mom, who learned it from her mom, who also learned it from her mom. That’s my great- grandma! Four generations of family have made this cake!
And now that my own children are learning the recipe, we can call it a 5 generation recipe!
It is a delicious coffee cake and mixes up very quickly.
Dutch Crumb Cake
Put into a bowl:
1 c. white sugar
2 c. flour
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
Mix like a pie crust. Save out 1/2 cut for the top of the cake. To the remaining mixture add:
1 tsp. soda
1 c. sour milk (1 c. milk + 1 Tbs. vinegar)
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix and pour into a greased 9X13 inch cake pan.
1/2 cup of reserved crumbs
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
1 c. chocolate chips (optional)
Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes until done.